I was really nervous about getting such a big repair, but Nick sounded really confident about the work to be done and sweetened the deal with a detail. He explained how the repair works (without treating me like I was clueless, as sometimes happens when male mechanics talk to women) and got me an appointment right away.
After picking my car up, I drove an hour to NJ and my fuel economy had gone back up to it's old number (+10mpg) and she was running smooth. The detail was legit, too :). I'm so glad I brought my car here and finally got the much needed work done.